The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town is actually one of two very famous Ultra Marathons in South Africa: the 56km Two Oceans Marathon and the 90km Comrades Ultra Marathon. It is always held always on the Saturday between Good Friday and Easter Sunday.The Two Oceans Marathon is one where you have to qualify (see below) and where the cut off time of 7 hours gross is actually enforced. The reward for it is a special medal, that changes colour for every hour that passes: sub 4, sub 5, sub 6 and sub 7.
The Two Oceans Marathon 56 is the classical distance, but there are 3 other races that weekend, which are also highly popular: the Half Marathon on a less scenic route and the 12km and 24km trail run on the back of Table Mountain, which I absolutely have to try next year.
I have written two other blog posts about my amazing experience at the Two Oceans Marathon, that covers much more. You can find them here and here.
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